Sunday, May 20, 2007

Schools sweat the small stuff, too
Editor’s note: This is the final in a series of stories examining school funding. See also the story on page C-1 about Moose Pass’ efforts to deal with funding cuts.

Dipnets OK for rural fishermen
Residents of Ninilchik, Hope and Cooper Landing will be able to take chinook, sockeye, coho and pink salmon in the Kenai River through use of a dipnet and rod-and-reel fishery this summer.

Fiery car-truck crash kills 1
An accident on the Sterling Highway early Saturday morning near the east entrance to Skilak Lake Loop Road resulted in a one fatality, a tractor trailer going up in flames and hours of gridlock traffic to and from the Seward Highway.

Sears on to new memories
“Last call for buses; all bus riders should be on the bus now.”

Wesley ‘Wes’ David Redden
Wesley “Wes” David Redden died Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at Providence Hospital of heart complications.

It’s their way on the highway: Drivers hurrying to school speed past motorists slowing down for kids’ safety
Well, excuse me.

Graduates should think big and small about next step
For this year’s graduating seniors, it’s time to dream big. Or not.

Lingerie exposed
Most Alaskan women have a special outfit my sister, whom I’ll forever refer to as “Sniggle frumps,” calls a “getup.” Getup refers to the fact that this uniquely last frontier outfit is (usually) donned when one gets up in the morning. Sniggie’s is quite typical: a pair of swanky yet comfortably ratty men’s longs with the rear end blown out, a nightie shirt that’s not only four sizes too big but could best be described as, “Have you been going through the yard sale reject bag again?” and a robe that does not have a tie or half of the left sleeve.

Moose Pass ... or fail
All the things that are supposed to be happening in our public schools are happening in Moose Pass School.

Around the Peninsula
Dandelion Sundae set Area high schools hold baccalaureate today Youth club plans closure CPHC board meeting slated Community ping-pong offered Teens for rent Free vision screening offered Library seeks volunteers Golf tourney set to swing Community run ready to go Summer day camp available in Nikiski Midnight Sun festivities set

SoHi’s Kennedy signs to play with Western New Mexico
Soldotna senior Christa Kennedy signed a letter of intent on Monday to play women’s basketball for Western New Mexico University, a Division II school located in Silver City, N.M. Kennedy will be receiving an athletic scholarship and plans on majoring in sports medicine.

Sports Briefs
Nikiski wrestlers compete at state MIHS returns to Soldotna Sports Center Donleys take Migration Run Shorebird Festival Migration Run Sunday in Homer Middle school jumps, throws posted

Soldotna baseball drops 2 games on Valley trip
Wasilla senior Carl Brent tripled and drove in two runs to spark Wasilla’s 12-2 win over Soldotna at Carl Fritzler Field in Wasilla on Friday.

Strong finish
The Soldotna girls and boys soccer teams finished off their regular seasons by gathering momentum for the Northern Lights Conference tournament, which starts Friday in Wasilla.

Kodiak boys, ACS girls rule region
Nobody on the Kenai Peninsula had seen the Kodiak boys this season.

Kenai sweeps Nikiski
When informed his team’s 1-0 victory over visiting Nikiski on Friday eliminated the Bulldogs from Northern Lights Conference tournament contention, Kenai coach David Landry’s mood turned bittersweet.

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